Film about student experiment on sensor shutter

Xiaoxue Zhang in lab. Photo: Per Henning/NTNU

In this film, PhD student Xiaoxue Zhang in CtrlAQUA shows a piece of the methodology behind her research, which is about improving the quality of the sensors used in closed containment systems.

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“My thesis is about developing materials that can prevent the growth of biofilm and clogging on the sensors that measure water quality in the systems. If the sensors become coated with microbes, they are unable to make accurate measurements. And accurate measurements are essential in intense systems such as closed containment systems, where we need to chase high water quality”, says Zhang.

Zhang has already developed prototypes of the material and is now applying it to the sensors. Finally, she will study whether the material works effectively on the sensors in practice.

Zhang is doing her PhD at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in the SENSOR project of CtrlAQUA. NTNU-professor Øyvind Mikkelsen is her supervisor.